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Huge Obama birthday fundraiser day after debt ceiling deadline

Huge Obama birthday fundraiser day after debt ceiling deadline

Maybe this is why he picked the arbitrary August 2 deadline to increase the debt ceiling. 

He doesn’t want to miss his August 3 birthday fundraiser by having to spend time at work dealing with the likes of Eric Cantor.  Hey, there are priorities and then there are priorities.

Which means that on August 3, the very day Obama says he may decide not to send out social security checks, Obama gladly will be pocketing checks from campaign donors.

Via The Chicago Sun Times (h/t Rusty):

President Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 3 to mark his 50th birthday with fund-raisers at the Aragon Ballroom, with tickets ranging from $50 a person to $35,800 per couple, which includes VIP seating at a “Birthday Concert” where celebs will be performing and a dinner with the president.

The fundraiser at the Aragon, the historic ballroom in Uptown, will be one of the biggest third quarter events, expected to draw in national supporters. Obama’s 50th birthday is Aug. 4….

The event is multi-tiered: There is a concert at 4 p.m.–Foster said songstress Jennifer Hudson may perform–for the basic $50 contribution, of which there is supposed to be “limited availability.”

For $10,000, a person gets a souvenir photo with Obama at a reception and preferred seating at the concert. For $1,000 a person gets seated in a “premium section” with a “hosted bar.” A general admission ticket is $200.

The events are a benefit for the Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint Obama 2012 re-election campaign/Democratic National Committee fund.

Is there anything in his life which is not a fundraising opportunity?

Update:   Via JammieWearingFool, ABC is reporting that the party will go on only if the debt ceiling issue is resolved.  Sure, now they’re saying it because he’s been called out on it.


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At his bday bash he wants to claim the great moral victory of having been able to send out checks to granny despite the efforts of the eviiiil GOP.

So he wants to “take his case to the people” does he …

Really ? Seems to me when he took his case to the people during the ObamaCare debates his support kept dropping speech after speech after speech …

If the GOP manages to get an increase with cuts out of the House and the Senate manages to pass it I’ll buy him a nice Mont Blanc pen the veto the bill with … I’d be able to sell it on Ebay as the pen that ended his career …

DINORightMarie | July 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Is there anything in his life which is not a fundraising opportunity?

Not in an Obama world.

I hope Rep. Issa investigates his probably illegal use of the WH and government funds/resources for his re-election campaign. Not that he ever stopped; he really doesn’t know how to do anything else.

Come on, 2012!!!

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As soon as I saw this in today’s S-T, my first thought was the Aug. 2nd deadline! He could NOT be that blatantly stupid and money-grabbing, could he? REALLY? Wait until this little story goes national! I think the American people are going to “take it to him” instead of him “taking it to us.” What a doofus.

“Is there anything in his life which is not a fundraising opportunity?”
Rhetorical question, right?

Is he sure it’s 50, and not 57??

Leave it up to them for being so ‘gimmicky’ in co-ordination of the dates/ deadlines..

(Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top U.S. Republican, has told the White House that he sees no need to move the negotiations on debt and deficits to Camp David.

While Obama complains that he inherited the economy from George Bush, he obviously didn’t inherit Bush’s campaign tactics. So far this year, Obama has held over 40 fund raisers compared to GW’s 3 in the same time span.

This is what Obama does best. Read a prepared speech from his telepromters. Leading a nation out of a recession, not so much.

Wonder if he will invite Paul Ryan to the bundle-bash just so he can insult him in front of his adoring fans.

The myth, Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
The reality, Obama parties while we go down the tubes.

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Bring on the meltdown, Pubbies! Draw out the talks past his birthday party, and watch the temper tantrum that will ensue when little Barry doesn’t get to blow out the candles on his cake….

Oh, man – I would LOVE to see that little fireworks display….

LukeHandCool | July 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I know that Whiney the Rutgers Clown does dinner parties … is she available for birthday parties, too?

And … a little math word problem:

An evil troika of Republicans enjoying a suspiciously private meal are shamed into donating $350 which they were about to use to buy another bottle of wine.


A beautifully coexisting couple who had been intent on giving $35,800 for a meal at the birthday fundraiser for a hip politician representing hope, change, and free-frolicking unicorns, instead decide to stay home and voluntarilly, out of the goodness of their hearts, donate the $35,800.

Question: Dividing both of the two amounts by the minimum wage which supports a family of peas-eating four, which amount would support the family longer … and by how much longer … and why are we liberals just so damn caring?

    votermom in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Good point. How many SS checks would even one $35,800 ticket make? Quite a few grannies’ lives could be saved in August for that price.

    herm2416 in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Would you please post this at FireDogLake, Daily Kos, and HuffPo? Maybe THEN their posters would understand simple math!

    GREAT post, LHC, GREAT post!!

      LukeHandCool in reply to herm2416. | July 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Aww thanks.

      But I’d have to be a bear named Wuzzy to make the math fuzzy enough for the Kos Kidz. In the utopian world of the lefty, math, especially as concerns money … is not an exact science.

Who in their right mind would pay for the honor of attending this bash? Who throws $35,000 at a guy who’s already slid this far down a rat hole? There’s no longer a valid expectation of a ROI for the “donation”. This is a terrible idea. At any price.

    malclave in reply to Merlin. | July 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Who throws $35,000 at a guy who’s already slid this far down a rat hole?

    The fleas that depend on the rat to get them where they need to go in order to spread the plague.

I don’t think Obama has ever stopped running for the presidency in 2008. He certainly has not been a leader, and all his efforts are on thwarting the Republicans rather than developing a plan to recover the US.

Good thing Obama has a highly paid political team trolling the blogs….paid for by us-otherwise, they might have missed the irony…


We could have had a “Let them eat cake” moment…literally-

Obama will have his party…..he just needs to channel his inner Job.

teapartydoc | July 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Can you imagine the contortions that take place in the minds of people who still want to believe in this guy and are willing to support him? I can almost understand the cynical businessman, like Immelt, kissing the ring to get ahead and keep networking, but for anyone that isn’t a money or power whore, doing stuff like this has to be getting to the level of dry heaves.

Oh joy! Hotair tells us Obama is having another press conference tomorrow at 11 am. Will the conciliatory or the angry wagging-finger Obama appear tomorrow? Will he wear a comfy sweater and tell us to eat beets this time? Or will he come out guns ablazin’, ready to get in Americans’ faces?

Should be interesting.

How much does it cost to shove a CFL up in there with his head?

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